Recycling and sustainability
The aim of the Y-Foundation, owner of M2-Kodit, is to be carbon neutral by 2035. As a tenant of M2-Kodit, you have plenty of opportunities to influence your environment and climate change prevention by sorting and recycling waste and by saving energy. You don’t have to compromise on living comfort – on the contrary! Many environmental actions bring joy to life.
Recycle your waste correctly
The recycling centres and waste collection rooms at the M2-Kodit buildings contain sorting containers that are clearly designated according to different waste types. It is forbidden to leave furniture, electronics or other waste that is not considered household waste next to the waste containers. It is more pleasant for everyone, when the household waste collection point or room is kept clean, and no costs are spent on additional cleaning. By sorting your waste correctly, you can influence the maintenance expenses that affect the amount of rent: for example, mixed waste is more expensive than plastic.
How to sort your household waste:
- food waste, foodstuff
- coffee filters, teabags
- coffee grounds, flower soil
- fishbones, bones
- solid fats
- kitchen paper, napkins, tissues
- pets’ wood-based bedding
- empty food containers made of plastic, including yogurt packs, butter containers and cold cuts containers, cheese wrappers and ready-meal packaging
- empty detergent, shampoo and soap bottles
- plastic bags and wraps
- empty plastic bottles, cans and jars, preferably flattened with caps and lids separately.
- cleaning waste (dust, sand, rubbish)
- light bulbs
- nappies, pads, cotton wool
- plastic (if the property does not have a plastic sorting container)
- porcelain, ceramics, mirror or window glass
- ash and cigarette butts
- liquid fat bottled up
- gift wrapping
- cat litter
- broken textiles and shoes
- milk and juice cartons
- cereal and cookie packages and other carton packages
- cardboard boxes
- paper bags
- egg carton
- empty kitchen and toilet paper shells
the paper coming through your mail slot and paper for writing and printing is recyclable paper. More specifically
- newspapers and magazines
- advertisement flyers
- copy paper and envelopes
- soft cover books
- coloured and colourless glass bottles and jars
- food cans and bottles without deposit
- aluminium pastry moulds and foil
- metal lids and caps
- metal base of tealight candles
- dry and empty paint cans
- empty aerosol cans
Save water, electricity and heating
Pay attention to your own water, electricity and heating consumption. You save both money and the environment by reducing your energy consumption.
In those M2-Kodit buildings with apartments equipped with water meters, the tenant pays for the water based on their water consumption. If the apartment does not have a water meter, the water in included in the rent.
Although there is plenty of clean water in Finland, excessive water consumption is costly. The energy spent on heating cold water costs money and has an indirect impact on the rent. Decreasing water consumption and favouring cooler water are easy ways to save energy.
How can I save water?
- Make a fault notification about a leaky tap and plumbing fixtures immediately when you notice a leak
- Do not spend a long time in the shower and close the tap when you do not need it
- Wash laundry and dishes in a full machine
- If you wash the dishes by hand, use the sink instead of running water
Remember to sign an electricity supply agreement when moving to M2-Kodit. Make sure to cancel your contract or transfer it to your new apartment when moving out.
It is worth shopping around for the best deal in regard to an electricity supply agreement that is valid until further notice, as there are differences in price. Electricity produced from renewable energy sources often costs the same as conventional electricity, so it is worth inquiring about it in the same context. Ask for more information from your local energy company.
How can I save electricity?
Select energy efficient home appliances (energy categories A–G)
- Switch home appliances off when not in use
- Turn off the lights when leaving the room
- Keep the fridge and freezer cold but not too cold
- Use the after-heat of the oven while cooking
A good room temperature is 18–22 degrees Celsius. The bedroom should be kept cooler than the rest of the apartment, because a cooler temperature will help you fall asleep faster. The radiator thermostats cannot operate properly if covered by heavy curtains or large pieces of furniture. Do not cover the radiators. A cooler apartment does not need to be aired out often and the air feels fresher.
How can I save heat?
- Do not air the apartment unnecessarily
- If you do, do it quickly and efficiently by using draft
- Ensure that the air valves in the apartment are clean, and clean them is necessary